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FIS Rules for conduct

  1. Respect for others
    A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
  2. Control of speed
    A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
  3. Choice of route
    A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such way that he daes not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
  4. Overtaking
    A ski­er or snow­board­er may over­take another ski­er or snow­board­er above or be­low and to the right or to the left pro­vid­ed that enough space is left for the over­tak­en ski­er or snow­board­er to make any vol­un­tary or in­vol­un­tary move­ment.
  5. En­ter­ing, start­ing and mov­ing up­wards
    When en­ter­ing marked run: Skiers or snow­board­ers, start­ing again af­ter stop­ping or mov­ing up­wards on the slopes, must look up and down the slopes be­fore mov­ing so as not to en­dan­ger them­selves or others.
  6. Stopping
    Un­less ab­so­lute­ly ne­ces­sary, skiers or snow­board­ers must avoid stop­ping on the piste in nar­row places or where vis­i­bil­i­ty is re­strict­ed. If a fall should oc­cur here, it is es­sen­tial to move clear of the piste as soon as pos­si­ble.
  7. Climb­ing and de­s­cend­ing on foot
    A ski­er or snow­board­er ei­ther climb­ing or de­s­cend­ing on foot must keep to the side of the slopes.
  8. Re­spect for signs
    Skiers and snow­board­ers must re­spect all signs and mark­ings.
  9. Assistance
    In the case of an accident, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to as­sist.
  10. Identification
    Following any accident, every skier and snowboarder, whether a responsible party or witness, must exchange names and ad­dress­es.